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The Comedy of Errors

Josh Tillman's third album under Father John Misty is a sobering piece of work that delves deep into the absurdity of humans.

Father John Misty / Pure Comedy

As his shamanic alter ego Father John Misty, Josh Tillman positions himself as a keen-eyed observer of human behaviour. Never one to run short of wry witticisms, Misty has over the course of his previous two solo records given us songs with titles like Funtimes in Babylon, Now I'm Learning to Love the War, Bored in the USA and Holy Shit. Now with his latest studio offering, aptly titled Pure Comedy, he's operating at full throttle as a top-shelf satirist. His speciality? Human foibles and follies in all their glory.

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